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Current Affairs Quiz 18th September 2023

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Question 1:
Which facility did Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurate?

A) Sarpanch Samvad App
B) Yashobhoomi Convention Centre
C) World Bamboo Centre
D) Dhanlaxmi Bank Convention

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled Phase 1 of the India International Convention and Expo Centre (IICC), named ‘Yashobhoomi’.

Question 2:
Which city’s liberation day is observed on 17 September?

A) Delhi
B) Aurangabad
C) Hyderabad
D) Osmanabad

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: Hyderabad-Karnataka Liberation Day is celebrated on the 17th of September each year.

Question 3:
What were the new names assigned to Aurangabad and Osmanabad?

A) Chhatrapati Shivaji and Dharavi
B) Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar and Dharavi
C) Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar and Dharashiv
D) Chhatrapati Shivaji and Dharashiv

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: The Maharashtra government renamed Aurangabad as Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar and Osmanabad as Dharashiv.

Question 4:
Who unveiled the ‘Sarpanch Samvad‘ app?

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A) Narendra Modi
B) Gulab Chand Kataria
C) PS Jagannatham
D) Sivasubramanian Ramann

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: Assam Governor Gulab Chand Kataria unveiled the ‘Sarpanch Samvad‘ app.

Question 5:
For what reason did Sridhar Kalyanasundaram resign from the board of Dhanlaxmi Bank Ltd.?

A) Disagreements over business strategies
B) Personal reasons
C) Citing “factionalism” to “unethical” business conduct
D) Due to health issues

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: Sridhar Kalyanasundaram resigned citing reasons such as “factionalism” to “unethical” business conduct.

Question 6:
How much does SIDBI plan to raise through a rights issue in the upcoming fiscal year?

A) Rs 1,000 crore
B) Rs 5,000 crore
C) Rs 10,000 crore
D) Rs 20,000 crore

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: SIDBI has unveiled plans to raise Rs 10,000 crore through a rights issue in the upcoming fiscal year.

Question 7:
When is World Bamboo Day observed?

A) 15th September
B) 17th September
C) 18th September
D) 20th September

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: World Bamboo Day is observed annually on September 18.

Question 8:
What is the main goal of International Equal Pay Day?

A) To commemorate bamboo research
B) To honor labor unions
C) To address the gender pay gap
D) To celebrate international trade deals

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: International Equal Pay Day highlights the ongoing struggle for equal pay for work of equal value, especially focusing on the gender pay gap.

Question 9:
Who chairs the IRDAI standing committee on cyber security?

A) Sivasubramanian Ramann
B) Shivan JK
C) PS Jagannatham
D) Ravindran Pillai

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: The 10-member committee on cyber security by IRDAI is chaired by PS Jagannatham.

Question 10:
Which newly recognized UNESCO World Heritage site was founded by Rabindranath Tagore?

A) Taj Mahal
B) Ajanta Caves
C) Santiniketan
D) Qutub Minar

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: Santiniketan, the cultural and educational hub founded by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, was added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

Question 11:
At the Diamond League finals, who secured the second position in javelin throw?

A) Oliver Helander
B) Jakub Vadlejch
C) Neeraj Chopra
D) Mohammad Siraj

Answer and Explanation

Answer: C

  • Explanation: Neeraj Chopra achieved second place in javelin throw at the Diamond League finals with an impressive throw of 83.80 meters.

Question 12:
Who was named the Player of the Tournament at Asia Cup 2023?

A) Virat Kohli
B) Kuldeep Yadav
C) Rohit Sharma
D) Mohammad Siraj

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

  • Explanation: Kuldeep Yadav was recognized as Player of the Tournament during Asia Cup 2023.

Question 13:
Who was the esteemed writer and filmmaker who passed away recently at the age of 80?

A) Neena Gupta
B) Jhumpa Lahiri
C) Arundhati Roy
D) Gita Mehta

Answer and Explanation

Answer: D

  • Explanation: Gita Mehta, a distinguished writer and filmmaker, passed away at the age of 80.
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